Important Dates

Poster/Demo submission deadline: 18 March 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 21 March 2016
Date of Workshop: 28 March 2016


The goal of the workshop is to discuss the unique challenges and the state-of-the-art in the area of inference and analysis on user-generated content (UGC). We invite submissions on all topics related to application of machine learning methods to UGC data. Some examples of such applications include:
  • identifying product aspects and polarity in reviews
  • identifying spamming and trolling in comments and discussion forums
  • modeling comment-article relationships
  • identifying best answers and experts in discussion forums
  • using question-answer forum data for automatic Question Answering
  • identifying entities and polarity in social media posts
UGC includes a wide variety of data created by end users of web and desktop/mobile applications, typically characterized by informality and lack of editorial supervision. We invite submissions describing novel research on all aspects of UGC. A partial list of examples of UGC include:
  • Social media posts
  • Questions and answers and discussion forums
  • Blogs
  • Audio / video clips
  • Photos
  • Product reviews
  • Restaurant and hotel reviews
  • User comments
  • Email and chat conversations
We particularly encourage contributions that meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Work provides novel and innovative solutions for technical problems that arises due to the unique characteristics of the data
  • Work demonstrates a promising or proven industrial application of existing technology on UGC data
  • Demonstration of non-intuitive and novel insights resulting from analysis inference of UGC data


We invite authors to submit an abstract of not more than 200 words describing high quality contributions to the broad area of User-Generated Content (UGC). Authors of selected abstracts can present their work as a Poster or a Demo. All submissions are to be done through the submission form. In the submission form, you can choose the mode of presentation (poster/demo) and also provide links to related material (papers, posters, online demos, etc.). If the work has been published / accepted for publication, please mention the conference or journal in the submission. If the work is based on a launched product, please provide details for the product.

Submission Link: Submit your posters/demos here.

Note: Presenters will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.


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